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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am PDT
defensa "robert gates" y el jefe del estado mayor conjunto, el almirante "mike mullen".---en medio de la euforia parcial provocada por esta nueva etapa, los mandos a cargo de los 50-mil soldados que permaneceran en irak advirtieron que sus labores no terminan, pues en esa nacion sigue habiendo elementos escondida y temen represalia, univisión. >> gracias. >> bueno, así pasamos al segmento de deportes y nos acompaña nuestro querido félix hernández. >> no hay que hablar como la cota cotorra. >> se dice que habla. >> muchísimo gusto y a ustedes también. >> hoy día les traigo una invitación para una final que tendremos esta noche en nuestra cadena, además un ruso regresa a dirigir a méxico, también daremos un vistazo por el fútbol europa y nos pondremos al día en el campeonato mundial de baloncesto. adelante. >> arrancamos con el fútbol esta noche que se juega la gran final en el torneo súper liga. new england revolucion, ya ganó la copa en la edición 2008 y buscará su tercer equipo mexicano que levante la súper copa. en méxico, la directiva del necaxa agotó su pacienci
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 1:12am EDT
gingrich as his tenure -- on his tenure. that is sunday on c-span. >> robert gates talked to reporters about afghanistan and is asked about bob woodward's latest book. >> good afternoon. i would like to give a brief update on our efforts to change the way we do business. yesterday, our top military and civilian leadership discuss progresed progress . it included our 10 combatant commanders. it is critical that they be involved in shaping all aspects of these initiatives, especially those with the military capabilities. their contributions reflect their report generarole. they need to be involved in developing both options and recommendations. this is a team effort. these leaders recognize the need to shift resources from overhead to real military capability. they believe in the specific measures announced. we must, must make every dollar count to make sure our military has the capabilities needed in a dangerous world. there are contracts for the f-35 fighters. the department has reached agreement to use a fixed price incentive the contract for the purchase of them for the u.s. military
PBS
Sep 10, 2010 12:30am PDT
asked her whether talks between the defense secretary robert gates and the pastor have made any difference. >> just think how much pressure this pastor has come under. the president of the united states and his secretary of state, hillary clinton, have condemned his decision to burn korans. he gets a personal phone call from the u.s. defense secretary. top u.s. generals have warned that american troops may be in harm's way as a result of this decision to try and burn the crown -- corp. on -- the korans. he takes this agreement, backs down, but in new york, a spokesman for the developer aranda imam behind the cultural center tell us they did not know anything at all. mass confusion on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> we will talk more about that in a moment. have we had any reaction from the white house and the pastor has made this decision? >> president obama is going to be giving a press conference tomorrow. this is the first one he has done in months. you can bet your bottom dollar the press conference is going to be dominated by questions about this. >> you
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
and attacked. >>> defense secretary robert gates is in iraq this morning as american troops formallally bring combat operations in the country to a close. his visit comes one day after president obama's prime time address to the nation. tara mergener has more. >> it's time to turn the page. >> reporter: u.s. combat operations may have come to an end but the war in iraq isn't over. >> i can't tell my soldier you're not a combat armed soldier anymore. we're still out here doing what we did before. >> reporter: today, roughly 50,000 american forces begin operation new dawn. their mission, advising and supporting iraqi security forces over the next year. >> they've got to be successful really early on. the next 90 days will really tell w4-9d the iraqi security forces have been trained well. >> reporter: this morning defense secretary robert gates arrived in iraq, joining vice president joe biden who's been in the country all week pushing political leaders to end a stalemate. president obama also urged iraqi leaders to come to an agreement during his prime time address at the ova
CNN
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
know much about hair. >>> anyway, vice president biden and defense secretary robert gates will pass the baton to iraq's military at a special ceremony at 8:00 eastern this morning. we'll bring it to you live when it happens. >>> also defense secretary robert gates is meeting with u.s. and iraqi forces. this is taking place at camp ramadi. this is video from just a short time ago. secretary gates telling american soldiers they'll still work with iraqis on kourcounterterrorism do a lot of training and advising. >>> last night president obama paying tribute to the americans who served in the war. nearly 1 1/2 million troops. he didn't give any credit to former president bush's surge strategy. >> because of our troops, and civilians, and because of the resilience of the iraqi people, iraq has the opportunity to embrace a new destiny. even though many challenges remain. so tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> our team of reporters co
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning by a tiny florida church this weekend has sparked a global controversy. >> it does not, in any way, represent america, americans, american government, american religious or political leadership. >> the man at the center of the storm, pastor terry jones. even this morning from the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan -- >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy. >> it does not have been backing down. i do not know if jesus would burn books, but he would this one. >> this would be the latest demonstration targeting muslims nationwide, much of it a reaction to the building of the planned mosque near ground zero. this morning, the imam of the center rights, if they back down from the building of the center, we see the unraveling of our discourse on both sides. house minority leader john boehner and links the two issues, saying he is against both. >> pastor jones, those who want to build a
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to discuss the state of things. reportedly, secretary robert gates called pastor terry jones today to say that this was something he would encourage been cancelled. we do not know the details of that conversation. on top of it all, donald trump has made an offer to purchase of large piece of that property in new york, he says, to prevent this from getting any more out of control. live in the newsroom, scott newman, abc7 news. >> breaking news now from the district. a lawsuit filed this week alleging a former d.c. public school teacher had a long term sexual reporrelationship with a- year-old mentally disturbed teenager. dna tests confirmed that the 18- year-old is the father of the teachers baby girl. and if >> new paltz -- >> new calls in to the investigation that adrian fenty offered voters paid jobs in six -- in exchange for their support. suzanne kendeigh -- suzanne kennedy is live at the fenty campaign. >> instead of talking about why he should be reelected, adrian fenty is having to answer questions about allegations of voter impropriety. >> even has he shook hands with suppo
PBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
-- koran. up a call from robert gates pleading with him not to go ahead with the plans. he has come up with a huge amount of pressure, not just from the obama administration, but there are people coming in. he has caved in to the pressure. he will not go ahead with the plans because the islamic cultural center has agreed to moves. they say that is not the case. >> another turn possibly reinforcing the position. the florida imam has been telling reuters news agency that a commitment does exist from new york to discuss moving the islamic cultural center away from ground zero. >> it seems that is a different story. it looks like they are meeting in the middle. they have not committed to moving the cultural center, but they say they will discuss it. this is a pastor who runs a tiny church. he has brought the entire attention of the media. he has brought securities, of such millions of people. people say what he is doing is irresponsible it puts innocent american lives in danger, so i think whatever happens, this man will beat a social pariah. he is speaking now. we can confirm you will not
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and -- morale and battle readiness. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates who supports getting rid of the policy ordered a study on how repealing it would affect the armed forces. the results are due in december, but elections are coming in november. both sides see a chance to score political points in the don't ask, don't tell. even pop stars are lending their voice to the discussion. >> don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> reporter: lady gaga is better known for her outrageous outfits but she's take an strong stand on don't ask, don't tell, calling on her fans to speak out against the law. >> we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier. >> reporter: supporters argue that war time is not the right time to make a big change but with polls showing most americans to repeal it, senators are being pulled today the president's choice said he does in the believe don't ask, don't tell should be lifted. the jnl said the shake-up that could follow could be a distraction. >>> the different broncos are mourning the loss of a teammate today. the
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
said it was time to shift resources to prairies' here at home. kate amara has more on that. >> robert gates is in iraq this morning, meeting with troops. the president declared the war in iraq is over. after seven years and more than 4400 u.s. service members killed, president obama declared an end to u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> it is time to turn the page. >> the president said america remains committed to an independent and stable iraq. >> a transitional force will remain in iraq. >> republicans claimed success grew out of the troop surge strategy. >> i want to thank president obama for setting aside his past political rhetoric and recognizing the importance of the surge. >> the war in afghanistan and the fight against terrorism continue. >> we will turn ft al qaeda. >> he linked the war in iraq to the u.s. economy. >> put the millions of americans who have lost their job back to work. >> the 50,000 american troops that remain in iraq have to be out by 2011. live in washington, kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> do you think if there is a chance u.s. troops will be in iraq past
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
. eastern on c-span2. president obama and defense secretary robert gates spoke at a ceremony at the pentagon yesterday. they were joined by the joint chiefs of staff chairman. the president has asked americans to honor the fallen. from the pentagon memorial in arlington, this is 35 minutes. please direct your attention to the pentagon memorial flagpole. the flag is flying at half staff. >> the national anthem of the united states. ♪ [brass band playing "star- spangled banner"] >> ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. >> mr. president, secretary gates, distinguished guests, most of all families and friends of those we lost on 9/11, inside the pentagon, near the chapel, lies a quilt on display. it was stitched together by dozens of americans who simply wanted those of us who survived the attack on his building to note that day, our fellow citizens, would always remember those who did not. on that quilt are written these words by a little girl, "in our hearts, we weep for you. in our minds, we honor you." today, her words still comfort
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
hours after the first. watch more of these at tbd.com. >>> defense secretary robert gates is meeting with u.s. troops at an airbase west of baghdad. he flew to iraq from milwaukee, widow of the american legion that many of iraq posed problems are still unsolved. secretary gates arrived hours after president obama's said the u.s. combat mission in iraq is over. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> the president said the u.s. commitment to a stable and self- reliant iraq will continue. all combat troops have left iraq after more than seven years on the ground. 50,000 service members will stay to help train iraqi security forces. >> some >who fought -- some leaders who fought to stop the troop surge are probably now taking credit for the results. >> republicans say the u.s. success in iraq is not because of president obama but in spite of him. >>> five minutes after the hour. we look at this day ahead. president obama is opening a new round of mideast peacemaking, bringing israeli and palestinian lead
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
earlier this morning in arlington, virginia, et the pentagon. president obama and robert gates attended the sort -- the ceremony ended remarks for about 40 minutes. -- and dave remarks for about 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentleman, the national anthem of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> listen gentleman, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> mr. president, secretary gates, distinguished guests, and most of all, families and friends of those we lost on 9/11 -- inside of the pentagon buys a quilt on display, stitched together by thousands of america -- of americans who wanted us to know that they would remember those who did not survive. on the quilt are written the words by a little girl -- in our hearts we weep for you, in our minds, we honor you. today, her words still comfort us. today, we still weep for those we lost here in new york -- here, in new york, and in somerset county. today, we still honor them with our presence, and certainly with this memorial. mostly, we honor them with our lives. it is what we have done from that day until this, the secretary at -- the sac
FOX News
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
robert gates. welcome to progressive. nice calculator. i'm just trying to save money on my car insurance. you know, with progressive, you get the option to name your price. is that even possible? uh, absolutely. trade? and i still get great service? more like super great. oh, you have a message. "hello." calculator humor. i'll be here all week. i will -- that was my schedule. the freedom to name your price. now, that's progressive. call or click today. ♪ [ male announcer ] giving up cigarettes can take more than willpower alone. but today's a new day. for many, smoking is a treatable medical condition. so talk to your doctor about prescription treatment options and support. and this time, make it your time. >> bret: one night after president obama announced the official end of operation iraqi freedom and the beginning of the next phase of american presence in the embattled country, correspondent james rosen is traveling with defense secretary robert gates in iraq and has this exclusive interview. ♪ ♪ >> in a change of command ceremony at camp victory in baghdad, vice president bide
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
more stable but still far from settled. defense secretary robert gates arrived in iraq overnight. the secretary of defense is meeting with troops just as their combat mission is coming to an end. there are still under 50,000 american troops in iraq. >>> for president obama, he is gearing up now for an international negotiation on middle east peace. the prime minister of israel and the palestinian president arrived in d.c. yesterday. secretary of state clinton met with mahmoud abbas. president obama will meet with abbas and benjamin netanyahu separately later today. he will host a dinner before formal peace talks open up tomorrow. >>> back here at home, montgomery county police are asking for help in the hunt for a suspect in germantown. officers canvassed the neighborhood passing out flyers hoping for a tip that gets a man off street before he strikes again. two women living alone were taxed in the middle of the night. last week's victim, an 86-year- old at a senior center. >>> a michigan prosecutor says he expects to file more charges against the suspected serial stabber. police say
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
live report from washington on that story just ahead. >>> robert gates weighing in on robert woodward's account over afghan war strategy. the secretary says the new book overplays it. >>> and the a.m. fix blog is up and running this morning. join the live conversation right now at cnn.com/amfix. >>> up first, a shocking discovery not far from the united nations. during the meeting of the general assembly. >> a nicaraguan diplomat was found dead in his bronx apartment. and the search is on for a killer this morning. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the ba
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am PDT
the end of operation iraqi freedom. vice president joe biden and defense secretary robert gates are there. these are live pictures from that ceremony in iraq. it ushers in the final phase of the iraq war, called "operation new dawn." it shifts the focus of the 50,000 u.s. servicemembers in iraq away from combat operations. now they will prepare iraqi security forces to protect their own country. >>> hurricane earl is now downgraded it a category 3 storm. still prompting evacuations, though, along parts of the north carolina coast. the storm already causing problems for beach lifeguards yesterday. this is off of the coast of kill devil hills. a swimmer was rescued after getting sucked out by a rip current. earl is expected to bring high winds, heavy rain to north carolina's outer banks by late tomorrow or early friday. forecasters say after that, earl could potentially affect other stretches of the atlantic coast including massachusetts and maine. >>> it's 6:06. let's get you out the door. we are going to check with this weather that is certainly warming up around the bay area, but f
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am PDT
also creates the first living donor registry for kidney transplants in the country. >>> robert gates is getting a firsthand look at military operations in afghanistan. gates is in afghanistan to meet with the country's leaders and check on the progress of the troops against the taliban in southern afghanistan. gates said there are signs of progress after touring the area today. he says the operation is far from a down deal. >>> 5:13. let's go to sal and see what is happening with the commute. it is early on friday. >> i'm putting it out to my twitter followers and to you. where are you going this weekend? are you leaving town? >> a lot of people are driving. >> yes. go ahead and let me know. we are trying to figure out what the most congested commute routes will be. it is quiet out there right now. let's go to highway 4 west. traffic is moving along okay. it will be interesting to see if we have a typical commute on highway 4 west from antioch. the bay bridge here. i'm not sure if we will have a big delay or not. if you are driving 880 north. it is off to a good start. now for the weath
FOX News
Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
defense secretary robert gates briefly on the telephone who expressed concern about the plan, but a spokesman said the defense secretary received no assurances from jones. jones also at a news conference claimed he did speak with imam raul, the spiritual leader of the so-called ground zero mosque who jones says now plans to move the project, but an official of park 51 islamic center near ground zero says that claim is not true, that the islamic center is moving ahead as planned, and sponsors say they do not have any plans to meet with pastor jones. nevertheless, an imam who was with the pastor in florida say they plan to fly to new york on saturday for a meeting with the mosque sponsors. here is what pastor jones says. >> the american people do not want the mosque there and of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque, we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> reporter: well, the pastor's claims about imam rauf seem completely at odds with what the imam said on a telev
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 11:35pm EDT
robert gates reached out and called pastor jones to warn him of the very real dangers his actions could put u.s. troops in. but nothing seemed to be working. then, just before 5:00 p.m. jones emerged with a startling announcement. >> i will be flying up there on saturday to meet with the imam at the ground zero mosque. he has agreed to move the location. >> reporter: in a surreal twist, the two controversies had collided. the man who jones says brokered the deal imam muhammad al musri of orlando. but it only got weirder. christiane amanpour was doing an interview with the m ma'am building the mosque near ground zero, at the very moment the press conference in florida was happening. and he had a very different take. >> how can you equate burning of any person's scripture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? >> reporter: the imam made it clear, no deal. i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, he said. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any othe
CW
Sep 11, 2010 12:30am EDT
countries. secretary of defense robert gates called jones personally saying the quran burning would be soldiers at ddnger and the president addressed the in the newssconference today. >> the idea that we would uun the sacred text of someone elsees religion, is contrary to what this country stands for. %-absolutely lit up our facebook page. and website today. we asked if burning he quran would incite terrorism. most of you said yes. 67 to 33 percent. on facebook, bernie writes, to incite followers to hatred is just as dangerous as inciting them to suicide. but julia writts, even if they do not burn the quran terrorism will be inciteed. thanks again for writing. >> tomorrow, americaawill honor the thousands of lives lost in tte 9/11 attacks, nine yeers ago. back in 2001, of course. 19 members of al-qaida flew two planes into the world trade center towers in manhattan. one into the penttgon in washington, d.c.. and a fourth plane crashed in pennsylvania. passengers on board.h brave the effort to rebuild at ground zero is continuing. >> it became obvious to me, that this terrorist sought t
ABC
Aug 31, 2010 11:50pm EDT
for reflection. defense secretary robert gates was overcome with emotion at the thought of what has been given and lost in this war. >> the courage of these men and wom women, their determination, their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families, along with the service and sacrifice of so many others in uniform, have made this day, this transition, possible, and we must never forget. >> reporter: there's another war, of course, even older than iraq, and president obama sought to reinvigorate a war-weary nation for the challenges ahead in afghanistan. >> we will disrupt, dismantle and defeat al qaeda, while preventing afghanistan from again serving as a base for terrorists. and because of our drawdown in iraq, we are now able to apply the resources necessary to go on offense. >> reporter: and with americans still suffering and anxious in an company that barely shows a pulse, the president pivoted to the nation's most pressing concern today. >> we need to restore our economy and president the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. this will be difficult. but in the
WHUT
Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
afghanistan and defense secretary robert gates said the act could endanger american troops. the debate came on top of another controversy over plans to build an islamic cultural center near the site of ground zero in new york. at a news conference on friday, president obama called for religious tolerance. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i'm president of the united states to remind the american people that we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names. but we remain one nation. >> this week, dozens of christian, jewish and muslim leaders held what they called an emergency summit in washington, d.c. to address the tensions. the group released a statement denouncing anti-muslim bigotry and urging respect for america's tradition of religious liberty. >> we are convinced that spiritual leaders representing the various faiths in the united states have a moral obligation to stand together and to denounce categorically misinformation or outright bigotry directed against any religious
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
ways to do it? >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and national security adviser james jones are also expected to leave sometime next year. national economic council head larry summers going back to harvard. other members of the team peter orszag and christina romer are already gone. the senior adviser david axelrod will head home by spring. bill clinton changed chiefs of staff four times at different crisis points in his presidency. president george bush dumped donald rumsfeld from the pentagon after 2006 elections. all presidents have crisis points. president obama is in one leading up to the november elections, so the new team he builds will say a lot about the direction he wants to go in next year. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. >>> this morning on "the early show" a preview of the hottest toys for the holiday season. it's amazing we are already talking about the holiday season. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ male announcer ] the new subway flatbread breakfast sandwiches! like the new double bacon & cheese omelet sandwich! they're all
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
secretary robert gates arrived in iraq joining vice president biden who has been in the country all week. pushing political leaders to end a stalemate and form a new government. president obama also urged iraqi leaders to come to an agreement during his prime time address from the oval office last night. >> i encourage iraq's leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency, to form an inclusive government that is just representative and accountable to the iraqi people. >> reporter: even when an iraqi government finally takes shape, president obama promised the u.s. wouldn't just walk away. >> our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to iraq's future is not. >> reporter: that commitment has come with a heavy price. nearly $1 trillion spent and more than 4,400 lives lost. and with combat operations over, the president says he can focus now on the country's most urgent task, fixing the economy. betty? >> tara, some republicans say president obama is taking credit for a war he opposed all along. did he address that last night? >> reporter: no, betty. he did not. instead he made
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 8:30pm PDT
secretary of defense, robert gates believes and says. he wants to slash $100 billion from the defense budget over five years. the current defense budget is almost 1/5 of the total u.s. budget and the total u.s. budget is $3.5 trillion. >> the culture of endless money that has taken hold must be replaced by a culture of savings and restraint. >> secretary gates is practicing what he preaches. he said that last year the department made more than 30 tough choices. canceling or curtailing major weapon system that were performing poorly or in excess to real world needs. about $330 billion worth. besides hardware heavy, the pentagon is also personnel heavy. what gates calls grass creep. generals and admirals, nearly 1,000 of them. deputy assistance secretaries of defense, 530. in 1960, there were 78. as for musicians in the military, there are more u.s. military ban members than our 6,000 foreign service offices. chairman of the joint chief of staff concurs with secretary gates on cutbacks. >> one of the things that secretary gates is addressing and i think rightfully so is the whole issue
CBS
Sep 25, 2010 6:00pm PDT
made some mistakes. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and national security adviser james jones are also expected to leave some time next year. economic head larry summers is going back to harvard. other members, peter orszag and christina roam rer already gone. david axelrod will be heading home to chicago by spring to work on the president's reelection. axelrod expects david plough, the president's campaign manager, will likely come to washington as an adviser. press secretary robert gibbses is autopsy likely to move to adviser status. we've seen this movie before. bill clinton changed chiefs of staff four times at different crisis points in his presidency. president george w. bush dumped donald rumedz felled from the pentagon after the 2006 elections. all presidents have crisis point. president obama is in one leading up to the november elections so the new team he builds will say a lot about the direction he wants to go next year. jeff. >> glor: bill plante at the white house. bill, thank you. in the race for the california state house, the latest poll shows former eba
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
recruiting will be in our combat. >> defense secretary, robert gates had asked congress to wait on the vote until december. that's when the military is expected to complete its study on the impact of gays on soldier moral and battle effectiveness. >> many top senate republicans agreed, including former pow, john mccain. by the way, an estimated 13,000 gay service members have been discharged under the law since it was created under president clinton in 1993. lesley. >>> andrea reporting, thank you. >>> a helicopter crash in afghanistan skilled ten nato troops. nine are believed to be americans. one is an afghan soldier. this is the worse chopper crash since the fighting began in 2001. the military does not know what brought the chopper down. the taliban claims insurgents shot it down, but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. >>> dc attorney general, peter nichols has been referred to the bar of association for alleged conflict of interest. before taking the attorney general job, nichols was the lead attorney. now of course, he works for the city. according to
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm PDT
robert gates are in baghdad today to help mark the end of u.s. military command in iraq. the ceremony began at 5:00 a.m. pacific time and two hours later the combat phase of u.s. involvement was officially over. biden also shook hands with troops. a new commander is also in charge of the 50,000 troops who will remain in iraq for none combat purposes full troop withdrawal is expected by the end of next year. >>> after a they of neal two years mid-east peace talks have begun again in washington, d.c. president obama this morning meet with israeli prime minister bet amin net net and is scheduled to meet later today with the palestinian president. they are scheduled to meet face- to-face tomorrow. after his meeting with the israeli prime minister mr. obama condemned yesterday's killing of four israelis open the west bank. >> the united states is going to be unwaiverring in support of israel's security. and we are going to push back against these kinds of terrorist activities. >> the palestinian group hamas has claimed responsibility for shooting the 4 israelis. >>> authorities in the neth
KOFY
Sep 9, 2010 11:30am PDT
robert gates. meantime afghan near kabul protested the event by burning the american flag and shoutg death to christians. t. j. reports. >> an act of defiance by a tiny florida church is having far-reaching security implications for americans around the globe. >> this was a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. >> the president is reacting to the planned 9/11 quran burning to be held by pastor terry jones, lead of th 15 member dove wolf outreach center. >> if he's listening, i hope he understands what he's proposing to do is completely contrary to our values as americans. >> the preside joined a chorus of criticism from government and religious leaders that the demonstration would endanger american troops abroad along with f.i. concerns the radicals might attack the event. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> promotion of saturday's cereny has already sparked an immediate response from the terrorist website. one writer warns oh, you americans, i swear by allah if you do this deed, a weight of war you wi not witness. we will not rest until we kill tens of you i
PBS
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm PDT
took place in the province and coincided with the arrival of u.s. defense secretary robert gates, who will be holding talks with karzai in kabul. nato forces in the carried out a strike which killed up to 12 insurgents. the alliance is investigating the incident. well, rioting has continued for a second day in mozambique's capital as president protect soaring bread prices. police report widespread looting and the army has been called in to help restore calm. at least seven people were killed and 300 wounded on wednesday when police opened fire on protesters. the raging prompted by a 30% increase in bread prices. mozambique is one of the world's poorest countries. germany's central bank has called on the german president to fire a board -- board member thilo sarrazin he made headlines for a inflammatory remarks made against muslims and jews. the comments coincided with the publication of his new book. the german chancellor has welcomed the decision to seek thilo sarrazin's removal. >> thilo sarrazin has earned a reputation for his outspoken, often provocative views. his new best-sellin
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
america." >>> defense secretary robert gates arrived in iraq this morning, as u.s. troops mark a major milestone. it is the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq, some seven years after war was first declared. president obama made the official announcement lastight pfroval here's john hendren. >> good evening. >> reporter: the announcement was 7 years, 5 months and 13 days in the making. >> so, tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: it wasn't mission accomplished. but a suggestion of a promise fulfild. >> this was my pledge to the american people as a candidate for this office. last february, i announced a plan that would bring our combat brigades out of iraq, while redoubling our efforts to strengthen iraq's security forces and support its government le that's what we've done. called the withdrawal transition, a seismic shift to an advise and assist role. >> americans who have served in iraq completed every mission >> reporter: republicans reminded americans that then-candidate obama opposed president bush's troop surge. >> some leade
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
today, hundreds of iraqis gathered to look -- to observe the final phase. robert gates and vice-president joe biden were there for today's so-called handover ceremony in baghdad. the ceremony marks the beginning of operation a new dawn for around 50,000 u.s. troops will remain in iraq to train and assist the forces. many visits and think those who walked before then. tonight, there were at the v.a. medical center downtown for a special visit. >> they are our veterans. when we needed them, they were there. now some of our veterans need costs. >> how are you doing today? >> led the people they came to the v.a. medical center to a visitor veterans was this man trade >> here is an opportunity to say thank you for what they do for our veterans i dated a basis. it is an opportunity for us to say thank you to our veterans. >> there are crew members from the uss md. submarine and the u.s.s. constitution who went floor to floor to visit veterans here in the hospital. >> people did not realize. i thank you guys. ♪ >> the native jazz band was here to entertain -- navy jazz band was here
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
the windy city this weekend. >>> defense secretary robert gates is questioning if americans have become apathetic towards the nation's wars. in a speech at duke university, gates claimed the nation is now too detached from the fighting in both iraq and afghanistan. and he said, with fewer americans seeing military service as their duty, more money has the to be spent to keep active-duty soldiers from quitting. >>> aside from the storm drenching the east coast, here's the rest of the morning's weather. no rain. but more flooding in the upper midwest, as rivers continue to rise, after torrential downpours earlier this week. meanwhile, scattered showers south of los angeles, into san diego. otherwise, dry for most of the country. >> phoenix will heat up to 106. sacramento, 93. and basie 87. 70s from fargo to detroit. as well as boston down to atlanta. 90 in atlanta. 80s from new orleans to dallas. >>> still to come this morning, gay students taunted and driven to suicide. another campus reeling this morning after a promising student ends his life after a secret sex recording of him
WHUT
Sep 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
of, from president obama to sarah palin to people of faith to secretary defense robert gates, general traits saying you're putting our men and women at risk. >> because of something you made up you claim god told you. >> and when these people, whether it's people stoning and killing women in the name of religion or terry jones in florida in the name of religion wanting to burn someone else's holy book, people using religion as a veil is that much more blasphemous and hypocritical. let's separate him from what the rest of the country, i think the country is becoming more educated with and surrounded by muslims. and people who practice islam because there's such a growing part of our society. and whenever something is new in society, people have growing pains. i think the mosque issue is a very particularlized account. and my muslim friend had e-mailed me from injure russ lem, she's there in the summer she was upset that the american media immediate low thought that the polls that said they thought president obama was muslim, only 18% didn't go up that much. most people said they didn't
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: defense tech tear robert gates who supports getting rid of the policy ordered a study into repealing it. the results of the study are due in december. but elections are coming in november and both sides see a chance to score political points in the debate over don't ask, don't tell. even pop stars are lending their voice to the discussion. >> don't ask, don't tell. is wrong. >> reporter: lady gaga is better known for her outfits and al balm sales, but she's taken a strong stand on don't ask, don't tell, holding a rally in maine mopped. >> we should send home the prejudiced. the soldier who hates the gay soldier. >> reporter: supporters argue that wartime is not the right time to make such a big change in the armed forces. but with polls showing most persons support repealing don't ask, don't tell, senators are being pulled in both directions, joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> we'd like to know what do you think about this issue? take part in our online poll by going to our website, wusa9.com. the poll is in the lower right part of our home page. >>> prince georges
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
missing today. national pow and mia recognition day and at the pentagon, robert gates held a special ceremony for our servicemen and women. he prolled to do everything in his power to get the troops home safely. okay, when the chips are down, who do you want to save your bacon? s.w.a.t. teams were showing off their mad skill today as they took part in an annual competition featuring sharp shooting, and an obstacle course. it is now more important than ever following possible threats from today's capital police shooting, the discovery hostage taker, and the tragic johns hopkins murder suicide yesterday. >> we train to not ever lose. never lose and that is the mind set you have to be in. >> stress response, you want to get your heart rate up. know how to breathe properly. know how to control your heart rate. >> this is the fourth year of the regional s.w.a.t. teams competing against each other, including the fbi and capitol police. that is our report, i'll be back here tonight at 11:00 with anita and don't forget, log on any time you like to wusa9.com. i'll see you later. have
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